SCORENigeria puts out various opinions about the Super Eagles World Cup kits by sponsors Nike.
Eagles top World Cup kits power rankings
The Mirror has ranked Nigeria’s World Cup kits as No 1 ahead of the likes of Colombia, Belgium, Japan and Spain.
“And while you’re there, pick up this glorious effort from Nigeria that comes out as a deserving No. 1,” declared the top British tabloid.
“It’s incredible, frankly, and is bound to turn us all into Super Eagles in the summer.”
Energetic collection complete with Naija spirit – Nike
Nike’s energetic collection for the Nigeria Football Federation is imbued with the Naija spirit.
There are the requisite odes to the Super Eagles’ on-pitch success (the home kit carries a familiar badge recolored to honor the ’96 gold medal-winning “Dream Team”) and tradition (as always, there’s a full green kit, though it’s now the away stripe rather than the home).
But at heart, the looks are driven by a desire to channel a healthy reserve of exuberance.
With Nigeria, we wanted to tap into the attitude of the nation. We built this kit and collection based on the players’ full identities.
Dan Farron, Nike Football Design Director
So, so beautiful – Manchester City loanee Chidiebere Nwakali
The colours are nice particularly the one with white strips, that was what we watched on TV (in 1994), Rashidi Yekini and co. That’s the old Nigeria.
It’s amazing, beautiful, I can’t wait to wear it.
Should designs lifted from the past?
When the new Super Eagles jersey went viral on Wednesday, I was one of those who immediately commended the NFF for doing a good job.
But, the reactions over the unveiling of the jersey and its comparison with some products that NIKE had created and produced for Nigeria in the past made me to pause for more examination.
As a matter of fact, more of the revelations from the media have shown a lot of sides to the matter. Now, I’m prompted to ask
If the new jerseys by Nike were a replica of what they produced for Nigeria in the past, it then means it was a “bad market”. As a company of high repute why did they fail to do something different instead of reproducing what we know before? Where they so lazy to create a new innovation?
Does it mean the strategy of the sportswear company was to spend less and gain more since the design was only “LIFTED” from their archives for production
Why was the NFF’s marketing department unable to discover or assess the design before a go-ahead order was given for it to be produced and subsequently unveiled?
Was the NFF in a hurry to get the project done?
These developments only showed how less innovative officials of the federation could be while carrying out marketing strategies.
However, I would appeal to Nigerians to accept what they have been given since there is nothing we can do about it at this point.
Let’s wish the Eagles well at the World Cup.
Why I don’t like new kits
If you ask me, I don’t like this jersey for these reasons:
1) The colours do not represent the green and the white we are known with.
2) Why is black colour included? To me it’s needless.
3) I heard people talking about and comparing the jersey with that of US ’94, this is a setback as far I am concerned. Comparing a newly designed jersey to 14 years back jersey says much about the lapses to say the least.
4) Lastly, if a sports journalist (Andrew) Randa can design a better and finer jersey than this, I expected something better than this. Nike no try at all.